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Probate FAQ Number 1: - What should I do first?

Probate FAQ Number 1: - What should I do first?
Terry Sharpe Oct 02,2020
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The first thing the family must do is register the death. This should be done at the local Registry Office within the borough or county in which the person died. You will be given a Death Certificate (and you should usually ask for a few copies of this) together with a form which will permit the funeral directors to make arrangements for the funeral.

The death certificate will also be needed to notify banks, building societies and other institutions of the death, enabling them to close the accounts.